Two Europeans die in Kampala hotels

Friday February 09 2018

Posh. The front view of Pearl of Africa Hotel in Kampala. COURTESY PHOTO

Kampala. Two European men died at two Kampala hotels within two days, February 5 and February 6, 2018, the police has confirmed.
Saturday Monitor could not immediately establish the circumstances under which they died.
Police investigations are ongoing but the two incidents are believed not to be related.
“We received two bodies, one of Finnish national and another of a Swedish national. One was brought from the Sheraton and another was brought from Pearl of Africa Hotel,” Dr Moses Byaruhanga, the police surgeon, told this newspaper.
Dr Byaruhanga added: “One of the bodies was brought on February 5 and the other on February 6. Postmortem was done on February 7 on both bodies but we could not immediately establish the cause of death. We took samples from both bodies for analysis.”
Tersvouri Toomajuha Petteri, a national of Finland aged 42, died at the recently launched Pearl of Africa Hotel on February 5, the police said.
Again according to the police, Alex Sebastian, 41, a national of Sweden, died from in room at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala on February 6.
Mr Mohammed Hamid, the proprietor of Pearl of Africa Hotel, told this newspaper that he had no information on whether someone had died at the hotel since he does not run it. We were unable to reach a spokesperson at the Sheraton for a comment.